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Elise Schapira papers

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    The Elise Schapira papers include correspondence to Elise in New York from her parents in Frankfurt, photographs of her parents and brother before the Holocaust and of her family in the United States, and two versions of her brief testimony recounting her family life in Germany, her escape to England, her immigration to the United States, and the loss of her brother and parents in the Holocaust.
    inclusive:  1939-1991
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eve Mannes
    Collection Creator
    Elise Schapira
    Elise Schapira (1920-1998) was born in Bad Brückenau, Germany to Max Goldschmidt (1892-?) and Sibylla Goldschmidt (nee Klein, 1891-?). When Jews were forced to go to segregated schools, her family sent her to Würzburg. In 1939 they sent her to London where she worked as a maid. In 1940 she received her United States immigration quota number and arrived in New York in April. Meanwhile her parents and her brother were deported to Riga and perished.

    Physical Details

    3 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Elise Schapira papers are arranged as a single series: I. Elise Schapira papers, 1939-1991

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Eve Mannes donated the Elise Schapira papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 and 1992. The accession formerly cataloged as 1992.A.0009 was incorporated into this collection.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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